In this post, we will learn how to form the G♯m piano chord also known as the G-sharp minor chord and I’ve also created images showing various inversions of the minor chord along with audio examples.
The g♯m piano chord is constructed using the notes G♯, B, D♯.
The g♯m piano chord can be formed easily by stacking the root, minor third and perfect fifth. If that seems confusing, then the following simple minor chord formula will make it easier for you to understand.
G♯-minor piano chord (G♯m) formula
To form any minor chord, you can simply count three steps to the right of the current key, and the key that you land on will be the second note in the chord.
From the second key, if you move four steps to the right, you will land on another key and this key will be the third note of the chord.
Let us apply this formula to the g♯m chord:
From the root note G♯, let us count three steps to the right A, A♯, B. The third key we land on (B) is the second note in the g♯ minor chord.
From the note B, let us count four steps to the right C, C♯, D, D♯. The fourth key that we land on (D♯) is the third note of the G♯m piano chord.
The following images show the g♯m piano chords along with various inversions.